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tv   CBS 5 Eyewitness News at Noon  CBS  March 30, 2011 12:00pm-12:30pm PDT

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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. and good afternoon,
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everyone. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. and we begin this noon with some breaking news. >> several officers have surrounded a neighborhood in hayward. take a look. these are live pictures from chopper 5. those officers are going house to house searching for at least two suspects believed to have been involved in a burglary earlier this morning. now, police received a call around 9:30 this morning of an intruder inside a home on leeward street. this is in hayward. when police arrived, the suspects tried to take off and smashed into a patrol car. they then took off running. neighbors reported seeing people jumping fences. that's why you see all those officers out in that field. officers also have that large grassy lot covered where the suspects could be hiding. so far, there have been no reports of any injuries. but again, we will have more on this story, the search for two suspects, as soon as any additional information becomes available. more breaking news, in the east bay smoky scene high above
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i-80 where a big rig crashed a little more than an hour ago by richmond parkway. no word on injuries, but half the westbound lanes are closed. chp shut down three of the four lanes of the highway right after the accident. only one lane was open and they just re-opened a second lane. it will probably be this way for another hour or two. >> as you can imagine, the results a massive traffic backup o 80. bumper to bumper traffic for miles. the big rig is causing the backup in the westbound lanes starting by the richmond parkway. the storms may be behind us but now new concerns shine now that the sun is back. there have been a bunch of landslides across the bay area we have been telling you about for days and several homes are falling apart. kiet do shows us one woman's disaster in the south bay. reporter: for home owners in this south san jose
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neighborhood, it's a disaster unfolding in slow motion. >> it's coming, and it's just going straight down. it be there down at the people's house down below if it keeps going. >> reporter: she has lived here just off almaden road all her life and above the backyard, the soil is slipping and toppling trees on her roof. the back lawn used to be flat but it broke off and sunk fleet. it's all going downhill literally inch by inch. >> what about my land? my land hour moving -- is moving hourly. >> reporter: a large chunk of the hill say the has dragged down power lines, ruptured a natural gas line and eat any way at the roll. the tan colored two-story home belongs to a woman and the ground around it has given way exposing the home's foundation. retaining walls are cracking and the driveway has buckled and split. >> you find out that you have pretty much worthless so at this point and everything you
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invested in the house, uhm, is unknown. >> reporter: what's complicating matters is it's a private road. they have called santa clara county, the insurance company and pg&e. it's unclear will pay the $3 million to fix it. >> faith, faith in god. that's the only way. >> reporter: as one person called it, it's a huge legal muddy mess. in san jose, kiet do, cbs 5. >> we have since learned that the other than of the road says he will probably split the repair costs with the home owners in the area. another massive slide in the south bay least dozens of people trapped in a remote village. today crews are clearing the redwood trees, rocks and mud that crashed down in morgan hill on sunday. of the slide is at least 200 feet long. it fell on the only road into and out of a small swedish- american neighborhood. crews hope to re-open at least one lane today. power and telephone service to the nearly dozen homes is also cut off. yet another landslide prompts a state of emergency in the east bay where homes are holding up the side of the
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sliding hill literally. the recent rains caused the hillside to tumble down next to eight homes on carson street in hercules. one home owner showed cbs 5 how the hills are bursting through the walls and windows of a home. it's one of four that's been red-tagged. the other four are threatened. the city is working to prevent more sliding so the homes are not pushed onto the street. >> we also are looking at the possibility of what it would take to actually remove the homes. however, given that the homes are legally serving as a -- really serving as a retaining wall right now, there most certainly has to be additional steps besides permitting the home. >> one home owner who just bought his house said he shouldn't have been sold the home because of the ongoing problems. the city says the hillside is private property and it notified home owners in the area years ago to fix the hill. in san pablo some people
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still can't go home because of last week's damaging mud slide there. the city already declared a local emergency. there will be an informational meeting at city hall tonight at 6:00. in the barry bonds trial, two former baseball players testified that they used performance-enhancing drugs supplied by bonds' personal trainer, greg anderson. anne makovec shows us how the government is building its case. anne? >> reporter: sydnie, it was another black mark day for baseball in general, another day to realize that a lot of the players have been using steroids and that it's part of the culture. today we heard from two former baseball players, fellow baseball players, friends of barry bonds. marvin benard and randy velarde. this is some video of them leaving the courtroom after some very uncomfortable testimony this morning where they admitted using steroids, given to them by bonds' trainer greg anderson. they didn't talk about bonds'
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doing steroids, though, just their own partaking. i spoke with a legal expert about how that does help build a circumstantial case. >> did testify that greg anderson gave them steroids. what the government wants to show with that testimony is greg anderson's method of operation and how he distributed steroids to players that he hardly knew and is it practical or believable that he would give those same steroids to barry bonds but not tell him what he was doing? i think the government's going to hit that very hard in their closing argument. >> reporter: the prosecution continues to lay out its case. no word on when that might be finished. the other thing we heard a lot about this morning is the urine samples given by barry bonds. apparently, the irs is in charge handling them or was after the balco investigation. so there are a lot of details about the chain of custody they were talking about, who had their hands on these samples and whether they could or could
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not have been contaminated. >> thank you, anne makovec in san francisco. well, it's happened again. days after pilots were forced to make a blind landing, the close call that has another controller suspended. and this is what it looks like to be buried alive. a snowboarder's helmet cam shows the wipeout and what saved his life. hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. sunshine just about everywhere you go now. working on a possible record- breaking day. we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the top of the hour: police are still going door to door... ching for at least let's give you an update on the breaking news we brought you at the top of the hour.
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take a look. there is somebody on that stretcher. police were going door to door searching for at least two suspects believed to have been involved in a burglary earlier this morning. we understand that may be one of the suspects. we are not sure at this time. but this is hayward. police received a call around 9:30 this morning of an intruder inside a home on leeward police. when police arrived the suspects took off and smashed into a patrol car, then they took off running. neighbors reported to police they saw some people jumping fences, so police all morning have been searching that entire neighborhood. they have had it closed off. right now no reports of any injuries but again as we just saw from these live pictures, chopper 5, someone was on a stretcher. they were putting him into an ambulance but they have been searching these fields for two suspects. we do not know who was on that stretcher. but again, the two burglary suspects, that's what they have been searching for there.
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we will continue to monitor this story. >> unfolding before our eyes right there. a scare in the sky and another air traffic controller is off the job. the federal aviation administration says the florida controller caused a southwest airlines jet to come way too close to a small private plane. so close, in fact, the pilot could see each other in the cockpits. last week, the faa suspended a controller in washington after he fell asleep leaving two planes to land on their own. buried alive in several feet of snow. the terrifying crash and dramatic rescue was caught on tape. james drummond was wearing a helmet cam. he was snowboarding on mount shasta ski park when he fell into a tree well a pocket of snow at the bottom of a tree t took him half hour to reach his cell phone and his wife happened to call him at that time. >> call the ski park.
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i'm stuck in a tree well. give them my phone number. >> are you serious? >> i'm going to die if they don't find me. >> are you serious? >> call them! >> i was positivist going to die. i knew that this is what the experience involved. >> well, the ski patrol found drummond about 30 minutes later and amazingly, he is okay. >> he actually skid back down the hill, snowboarded back down. >> wow. >> quite a story there. coming up not just a sugar rush. could an ingredient in a popular kids food be linked to hyperactivity? >> you may have one hidden in your wallet. how one bay area man found out the hard way why it is so important to use your old credit cards even if you don't need to. ,,
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food coloring. today, the f-d-a is looking into whether there's a link between those es and lots of favorite treats contain artificial food coloring. now the fda is looking into whether there is a link between the synthetic dyes and hyperactivity. but as dr. kim mulvihill shows us, some parents are taking matters into their own hands. >> peanut butter, chips probably. >> reporter: rachel carefully picks her children's treats. no artificial flavoring, no corn syrup and no food coloring. >> the fewer the ingredients, the more natural ingredients, the better for us.
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>> reporter: in part, because rachel says her daughter elise has adhd, a recent study links certain artificial colors, widely used in food products to the disorder. rachel's strategy? >> as long as you stick to the fruits and vegetables it's easy. >> reporter: not all experts are convinced about this new data on artificial coloring but the fda has decided to reexamine the safety of synthetic food dyes. in the meantime? >> the challenge is that a majority of kid foods are very colorful, they contain a lot of preservatives, and in addition to a lot of dyes. >> reporter: some dieticians are urging parents to use this opportunity to add more fresh fruits and vegetables to their family's diets. fresh produce has more vitamins, minerals and fiber. for rachel's family going natural is the logical solution. >> there's no hyperactivity, there's no talking back, not much aggravation. >> reporter: she notices it
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every day with her daughters. >> as dr. kim said, while not all experts are convinced by the science, many food manufacturers such as kellogg's and mars are are replacing artificial food dyes with natural dyes made from fruits and vegetables. those lucky winners of the megamillions are i.t. specialists in new york. they pocket $16 million for their $1 investment. there could have been an 8th winner but he decided to keep his buck when the ringleader was collecting at the office. we had just talked about this as well here at cbs 5. >> can you imagine, lawrence? >> throw in a dollar. >> i can't imagine. he is going to center to live with that now. >> oh, man. >> for the rest of his life. i bet every time now he is going to say okay, i'm in. we have a lot of sunshine coming for you today. what a day it's turning out to
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be. high pressure over head, clouds in the distance but we are looking good. what an afternoon we have in store for the bay area. some of the hottest temperatures we have seen all season long. those numbers looking good out over the bay. a couple of high clouds continuing to cruise by but by the afternoon the temperatures running up into the 70s and the 80s most spots. a little breezy over the mountaintops but so far looking good. tonight clear and breezy in the hills. other than that, we are going to keep those skies nice and dry out there. yesterday was good, today even better. you can see these temperatures going up a good 9 to 12 degrees above yesterday's highs. pretty impress ever. could see some records in santa rosa and in the napa valley. high pressure building in. you have an offshore wind developing bringing us a great day today and tomorrow. the ridge will strengthen and warmer tomorrow, as well. let's look at the numbers. they are looking good across the board. how about 69 a beautiful day in
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half moon bay. 74 degrees in san mateo. 79 in fremont. and 79 degrees in morgan hill. you have a lot of 70s and 80s showing up in many of the interior spots. 81 in pleasanton. how about 81 in walnut creek and 80 degrees in concord? hey, if you plan to go to the north bay, we could see some of the record-breaking temperatures. going to see about a high of 81 in petaluma, 82 that could be a record in napa and 82 also in santa rosa. now, as we head toward the next couple days you are going to like this. we have a lot of sunshine coming our way, going to heat things up for another day and this is a much-needed break from all the stormy weather. by friday, that ridge starts to break down. the wind switches direction slightly and cools us down. saturday cloudy and a slight chance of showers. good news is, a quick hitter, not much too it. by sunday, monday and tuesday, we are winners again, a lot of sunshine coming our way. >> lawrence, you're okay. >> looks good. we like it.
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and we like you, thanks, lawrence. have an old credit card in your wallet that you haven't used in years? >> watch out. on the consumerwatch, julie watts shows us how you may be ruining your credit without even knowing it. >> credit said i was excellent and now they are saying i'm not. >> reporter: kevin hicks blames wells for that when they unexpectedly closed his credit card, his credit score dropped by 60 points. >> my credit history with them was 12 years. once they cancelled my card the system looks at your next card that you have open and that's only like four years. >> reporter: not only did closing his oldest card decrease his credit history but with its $37,000 limit, closing it significantly impacted his debt-to-credit ratio. >> seems to me like i wasn't paying them enough money maybe. >> in the wake of the financial crisis over the past couple of years, they have been cutting credit across the board. >> reporter: jacob gibson says
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prior to the recent card act, banks were allowed to charge customers for the privilege of carrying unused credit cards. they are reluctant to keep those inactive accounts open. >> they are definitely in the business of penalizing activity. they don't want you to have one offer cards you don't want to use because they don't make money off that. >> reporter: if you have a card with a high limit or long history, use it for small purchases from time to time. and look for the standard 45- day notice banks should send before closing the account. but kevin says he never received that notice from wells fargo. >> the fact that you're actually being responsible and trying to build your credit and not use your old cards, that they will come along and just systematically terminate these cards, that's pretty devastating. >> reporter: when we asked wells fargo to discuss its policy on canceling long- standing nondelinquent accounts without notice or consideration of the customer's credit score, they told us it's standard for the banking industry and nothing new. on the consumerwatch, i'm julie watts, cbs 5.
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if you have a consumer problem or question, you can call our hotline, 1-888-5-helps- u. volunteers are there right now. well, these guys are the newest youtube stars. but no one really knows what the heck they're saying. [ baby talk ] >> the incredible talking twins. you have to see them to believe. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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knife. coming up tonight at 5:00, they are rolling back the years without ever going under the knife. >> it's true. more women are opting for the liquid eye lift. see what's changed for these eye procedures and if it's right for you. those stories and more coming up at 5:00. twin boys barely old enough to walk but they have already created a video that's gone viral. >> it's great. but you know what? they had no clue they were doing it. [ baby talk ] >> that's 100% certified babyy talk. >> what are theyization? >> i want the frozen pizza! [ laughter ] >> who knows.
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experts say they are communicating and it's not unusual. >> this thing has gone viral all over the place. >> they start to dance a bit. too. you have to check it out. sam and rand, 18 months old. [ da da da da da da da da! >> da da da da da da da! >> wow, that noon show on channel 5 is so good! >> that's it for the cbs 5 news at noon. don't forget eyewitness news is always on have a great afternoon. >> caption colorado, llc
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